String of Great Reviews for MADE SAFE

  I’ve been ultra busy these past weeks with my latest writing projects and the demands of summer but I had to write a quick post about the wonderful reviews MADE SAFE has received of late. First is an incredible review of MADE SAFE over …

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Two Months of Dreams Fulfilled

We are fast approaching two months since my debut novel MADE SAFE launched into the world, fulfilling my¬†childhood dream of being a published author. In that time there have been a few other firsts: My novel has shown up on library shelves in my area. …

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Made Safe Has Launched!

This is a day late but Made Safe officially launched on 1/17/2017. Thanks to Heather Gudenkauf for the incredible blurb: “Francis Sparks’ MADE SAFE is a gripping, fast-paced and hard hitting thriller. Sparks’ depiction of the gritty underbelly of the heartland will grab you by …

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The Whole Story of How Made Safe Found a Publisher

Here is the full story of Made Safe’s publishing journey. So far… Listen, folks, if you don’t have some guts you won’t get published. I found that out early on. Around five or so years ago I made a conscious decision to stop thinking about …

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The Bechdel Test and why I’m an asshole

I went to Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens yesterday and for many reasons, I am very interested in strong female characters in film and fiction. A big one on the top of my mind is the imminent arrival of my daughter(due date of …

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Working on Made Safe…Still

I’ve been working on Made Safe for a few years now. I completed the first draft almost two years ago and then promptly threw it all out and started over. Last year I finished the rewrite and have been going through the revision process ever …

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